The Greater Broadway Partnership (GBP) is a non-profit organization that aims to foster new businesses and retain existing businesses in the Broadway Corridor of Sacramento, CA. The GBP grew out of nearly two decades of collaboration between neighborhood associations, property owners, residents, and business owners within the Broadway Corridor.
The Greater Broadway Partnership (GBP), previously the Broadway Business Association, started in 1999. In 2004, the GBP obtained its nonprofit status. In 2006, GBP decided to spearhead an effort to establish a Property and Business Improvement District (PBID). That winter, the GBP hosted their first PBID community meeting to determine property owners’ concerns and interests, as well as to educate them on the process of forming a PBID.
A steering committee was formed of stakeholders, property owners and business owners. Meeting participants discussed service plan options, programs, organizational issues, PBID boundaries, benefit zones and various assessment methodologies. The information and feedback gathered at both the community meeting and the individual meetings were the basis for the District’s management development plan. Armed with this information, the PBID steering committee worked with the City to conduct a campaign that eventually led to the establishment of a special assessment district whose purpose is consistent with the priorities of the paying property and business owners. This PBID was established in July 2007 on a five year renewable contract between the City of Sacramento and property owners.